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PRESS RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — January 8, 2019 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small businesses, has been named a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honouree for a range of new products across the company’s diverse line-up of offerings. 

The honourees include the Meural Generation 3.0 Smart Canvas, NETGEAR’s latest addition to the Meural portfolio.

Meural Generation 3.0

The upcoming availability of the 3rd generation of the Meural Canvas is the first to be produced by NETGEAR, following Meural’s acquisition by NETGEAR in August 2018. With NETGEAR now at the helm, the Meural Generation 3.0 Canvas will be available in four different frames and two sizes, the 27-inch flagship and the new smaller 21.5-inch size, heralding a wave of enhancements across hardware, software, and content. Through its signature hardware product, the Meural Canvas smart art frame, and its library of 30,000 curated images from museums, artists, and content partners around the world, Meural aims to bring visual art into everyday life.

“NETGEAR is thrilled to be recognised again by the Consumer Technology Association for innovation in design and engineering for our products,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 with the introduction of new wireless technologies as well as the addition of completely new categories that showcase the capabilities of a connected world.”

In addition to these Innovation Award Honouree recognitions, NETGEAR is also pleased to announce upcoming product introductions: The Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot and NETGEAR ArmorÔ cybersecurity on the award-winning Orbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi Mesh Systems, available via future firmware update on RBR50 based systems and will include a free 90-day subscription.

Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot

The Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot is the world’s first standards-based millimeter wave mobile 5G device, available exclusively on the AT&T Mobile 5G Network. The 5G mobile hotspot combines NETGEAR’s continued leadership and expertise in mobile hotspot devices and uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, the world’s first commercial 5G NR modem featuring millimeter wave.

Armor Cybersecurity on Orbi

NETGEAR Armor, powered by Bitdefender, is a multi-layer cyber security service that will be available via software update to existing Orbi customers in the coming months. As Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi provides better whole home coverage for today’s smart homes, NETGEAR Armor actively detects and protects all devices from cyber threats such as viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, phishing, and botnets, by blocking any attempts to access websites, URL’s or IP addresses that could steal your information or identity. With the Orbi app, you will receive instant notifications when malicious threats are detected and blocked. With NETGEAR Armor’s advanced cybersecurity protection, Orbi users will be able to protect their home and family from cyber threats. The service will be free for the first 90-days and includes Bitdefender Total Security software for an unlimited number of personal devices, available for PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android mobile devices.

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES, the world’s largest and most influential technology event. CTA has been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

NETGEAR’s Innovation Award Honourees will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at the upcoming CES 2019.  The complete list of CES 2019 Innovation Honourees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/Innovation.

NETGEAR will showcase their new consumer products at Las Vegas Marriott, 17th floor, 325 Convention Center Drive during CES in Las Vegas from 7th January to 12th January.

About CES:

CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

About Meural:

Meural combines the best of art, technology, and design, to create products that make us feel something. Founded in 2014 by Vladimir Vukicevic and Jerry Hu, Meural was acquired by NETGEAR in August 2018. We are building a future in which art fills every blank wall, and everyone can become a patron of the arts. To that end, we’ve developed a patented platform for discovering, customising, and interacting with visual art in your everyday life. Through both our hardware product, the Meural Canvas smart frame, and my.meural—the expertly-curated library that powers it—the Meural platform empowers users to display over 30,000 artworks, and interact with them using voice, gesture, web, or mobile app. Under the trusted umbrella of NETGEAR—the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet—Meural becomes an even more powerful platform for bringing the joy of art to the people—in their homes, offices, and anywhere else art can live. More information is available on Meural.com. Connect with Meural on  Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (Wi-Fi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which they are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 26,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 23,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on TwitterFacebook and our blog.